The American Numismatical Manual of the Currency Or Money of the Aborigines, and Colonial, State, and United States Coins: With Historical and Descriptive Notices of Each Coin Or Series

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J. B. Lippincott, & Company, 1860 - Coinage - 271 pages

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Page 82 - ... may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it...
Page 129 - The disorders in the existing currency, and especially the scarcity of small change, a scarcity so peculiarly distressing to the poorer classes, strongly recommend the carrying into immediate effect the resolution already entered into concerning the establishment of a Mint. Measures have been taken pursuant to that resolution for procuring some of the most necessary artists, together with the requisite apparatus.
Page 57 - to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin,' and it also declares that 'no State shall coin money, emit bills of credit, or make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.
Page 259 - Congo,' where he says (p. 418), ' Clothing was first adopted as a means of decoration rather than from motives of decency. The private parts were first adorned with the appendages that were afterwards used by a dawning sense of modesty to conceal...
Page 147 - ... who are under the control of the Director of the parent mint. The branches went into operation in the year 1838. Their coinage is uniform with that of the establishment at Philadelphia, being systematically tested there for approval. The whole mint establishment, thus constituted, is itself a bureau or branch of the Treasury Department of the general government, and is under the supervision of the Secretary of the Treasury. Its operations are annually reported through the President to Congress,...
Page 100 - Where in the long annals of the reputed sayings of departed sages shall we find the equal of this more than eloquence — this pouring forth of the soul ? It was then 6794 6795 that tyranny was rebuked, and liberty drew immortal inspiration.
Page 130 - ... close of the present session. In execution of the authority given by the Legislature measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our mint. Others have been employed at home. Provision...
Page 12 - In Genesis (xxiii. 16) Abraham is represented as weighing out to Ephron "four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant...
Page 31 - A body immersed in a fluid, which is specifically lighter than itself, loses so much of its weight as is equal to the weight of a quantity of the fluid of the same bulk with itself.
Page 50 - Spanish coin, as aforesaid, to be present and see the same melted, refined, and alloyed, and then to take a receipt of the master of the mint for the weight of that which is good silver, alloyed as aforesaid, for which the mint master shall...

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